I planned on coming up with new projects staying at home but I think like many out there I have been just holding my breath with everything going on.
However I wanted to remind everyone of some old projects of mine that are easy to do at home in preparation for Easter and Spring.
I have been working everyday on my Pysanky, I'll share some photos in a bit but you can decorate eggs easily at home with just a few supplies you already own.
These are eggs decorated by a Kindergarten class.
- eggs, I know these may be hard to come by now but even just 1 per child, if you have old eggs don't throw them out use them for decorating
- oil pastels or wax crayons
- egg dye, food colouring, markers
Take an egg, I use raw eggs as we are not eating them and over time they just dry out inside.
Draw on them with pastels or wax crayons. Bright colours work best like yellow, orange, light green, light blue, even white which will show up after dying.
Choose 1 colour as the background and dye the egg. Now most people will not have Easter egg dye but you can use the tabs they sell to dye eggs at the grocery store for this. You can also use good old food colouring. Dilute some in water. Your colours may be pale but the designs will still stand out.
I have also used fabric dye that I had on hand, watercolour paint, acrylic ink and felt markers.
With markers colour a little on the egg then take a paintbrush and water and spread the colour over the egg. It must be a non permanent marker to do this. Like a Crayola or ones that most students have.
Some other good Easter projects to try:
Here are some of the eggs my daughter and I have been working on:
I have also found an excellent Pysanky site that we have been using for inspiration.
I hope everyone stays safe and finds time to celebrate Easter in some small way this year.
Take care everyone.